What is the career development path in your PM department (as in, ladder of titles applicable for most promotions)? Jr. PM > PM > Sr PM > ??? Thanks!

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At my current agency we dont have much, but were working on it prior to Covid-19, but previous agency had very set path - coordinator (run job jackets, schedule meetings) PM1 (developed timelines and estimates), PM2 (developed timelines and estimates), AD (approved work product done by PMs, developed SOW, managed to SOW), Director (oversaw overall health of account, approved AD work product), VP Director (oversaw multiple teams, didnt work on one specific account, dealt with personnel issues)

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Are you open to sharing more about how an AD is set up to review/approve work product? And what tools/info a Director uses to oversee overall health? In lieu of a centralized tool, been wondering how else other places do these actions.

HPM THe AD would review work by actually reviewing numbers, briefs, timelines, making sure they are acurate and / or doable. Also responsible for checking in with production side to confirm processes are being followed, reviewed /approved write offs, no paperwork issues, approves invoices etc. The Director interacted with Account Team, Creative Team and Administration, share best practices, assist in escalation.

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Agency: Junior, associate PM, PM, Senior PM, associate director PM, director PM, sometimes spins off to director of operations.

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